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The Israel Factor 01.2012, Questionnaire

by Shmuel Rosner

January 16, 2012 | 7:57 am

1. On a scale of 1 (not at all worried) to 5 (very worried), how worried were you (or how worried do you think Israel should be) by the following statements and incidents:

Secretary of State Clinton allegedly comparing Israel to Iran


Secretary of Defense Panetta calling on Israelis and Palestinians to go “back to the damn table”


The American ambassador to Belgium saying Israel is partially responsible for anti Semitism


Candidate Gingrich saying the Palestinians are “invented” people


Candidate Romney refusing to commit to move the American embassy to Jerusalem


Candidate Paul’s very strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire


Israel becoming a political tool in the battle between Republicans and Democrats


2. Taking a wild guess, what would you say will be the percentage of Jewish voters voting for the Republican nominee in each of the following cases:

Percentage of voters for the GOP nominee

Obama vs. Romney

Obama vs. Gingrich

Obama vs. Ron Paul

3. A. Looking ahead for 2012, please rate the following Presidential candidates on scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (good for Israel):

Barak Obama

Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich

Ron Paul

Rick Santorum

Rick Perry

Jon Huntsman

B. In the following head-to-head races, which candidate is better from an Israeli perspective? Please score each of the two from 1 (bad) to 5 (good)

Barak Obama

Mitt Romney



Barak Obama

Ron Paul

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